Standards describe the demands the quality system has to meet and what has to be arranged. The OECI accreditation programme is based upon the OECI standards for high qualitative cancer care. They are translated in two questionnaires, a qualitative and a quantitative, to assess the current quality in a cancer centre. Both are integrated into an electronic tool (e-tool) for self-assessment.
The standards were developed in 2008 by experts in cancer care and validated through pilot projects. They are based on existing quality standards:
- French manual on accreditation (FNCLCC)
- Dutch Institute of Accreditation of Care (NIAZ)
- Dutch framework for quality of the organization of cancer care (IKNL)
- Accreditation Canada (AC)
The standards were revised in 2015 and are certified by ISQua since October 2017. Currently were are using the 2nd edition of the OECI standards and the 3rd edition was published on the 3rd of December.
ISQua provides assurance that the standards used
by OECI to survey the performance of health care organizations meet the highest
international benchmarks for accreditation entities. ISQua’s mission is to
inspire, promote and support continuous improvement in the safety and quality
of health care worldwide. The OECI standards are ISQua (International Society
for Quality in Health Care) accredited since 2017. The accreditation programme
of the ISQua.